Federal Certification Programs

Certification programs qualify businesses to receive additional consideration for government contract awards. The programs are directed toward minority, social, and economic groups as well as lower-income geographic areas. Each of these programs have eligibility requirements you can review to determine if you want to apply.  Each program also has their own application process.

A brief overview of the certification programs and links to additional information are listed here.

  • Veteran-Owned Business or Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Certifications
  • HUBZone Program
  • 8(a) Business Development Program
  • Woman-Owned Small Business

Some State and Local agencies have a unique small business Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) contracting program.